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van Klinken, Eduarda – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2012
This article outlines how a Brisbane independent school, Clayfield College, improved the ability of its Year 3 students to solve addition and subtraction word problems by utilising a schematic approach. It was observed that while students could read the words in the text of a written problem, many had difficulty identifying the core information…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Problem Solving, Word Problems (Mathematics), Subtraction
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Hoffman, Jo – Education 3-13, 2010
There is a growing body of research that provides evidence that today's late adolescents and college-age students have been affected in many ways, some adversely, by growing up in the ever-increasing technology-driven world--one in which they have been living, playing and communicating. The purpose of this article is to present recent research…
Descriptors: Adolescents, College Students, Thinking Skills, Educational Strategies
Moffett, Pamela – Mathematics Teaching, 2010
The recently revised "Northern Ireland Primary Curriculum" recommends that teachers make use of the environment to extend children's understanding of mathematics. One approach to using the environment in mathematics is to take children on a mathematics trail. A mathematics trail uses the resources and features within the environment as a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Playgrounds, Foreign Countries, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Jensen, Pegeen; Paige, Christine; Sweredoski, Dawn; Yanoff, Elizabeth – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2010
Reading projects that integrate technology engage today's students and prepare them to be literate in the 21st century. In this article, we describe in detail successful podcasting and wiki projects conducted with NYSRA Charlotte Award nominated books. We also explore additional digital literacy projects that teachers can use in their literature…
Descriptors: Awards, Media Literacy, Multiple Literacies, Technology Integration